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now, august 2nd is the big date, and the hard deadline or the u.s. default defaults on the $14.3 trillion debt. the white house says that lawmakers need a basic plan in place by today if they are going to be able to craft a bill in time to avert a default. nbc's kristen welker is following all of this for us live at the white house. kristen, good afternoon. where do we go from here? what is the bottom line? a lot of talking from the white house and the republicans and where does it all stand and what is next? >> hi, there, jeff. house speaker john boehner and president obama are saying that they are not close to a deal, but there has certainly been a lot of chatter about a potential deal. here is what it would look like. it would involve $3 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade. it would include immediate cus s to discretionary spending right off of the top, and then over time, you'd see some changes in entitlements things like social security and medicare and also some changes to the tax code including a roll back for tax breaks for the wealthy americans and the
, again, big difficulties with the sydney s&p 200 by more than 1%. let's move over to europe. we're a touch into the hour on the trading day. a decent run-up on some of these markets in the course of last week, off by -- well, actually only a fraction of a percent now. it has been more than that, half a percent for the cac. in the united states markets clearly opened -- will be opening in less than five hours' time and we're looking to a lower start as well. off by 1%. certainly a little pessimism. maybe some optimism mixed in. we will, as hillary clinton says, see a deal in the course of day or the next day or two. >> yeah, it will be interesting to see how the european markets pan out as well and how it affects the u.s. futures. you know, this talk of possible default is actually sending some investors to safe havens like gold for example. hitting a record high of $1,617.30, now it's $1,617.30. the oil price pulling back just a tad over the back of what's going to happen to the u.s. economy and demand for crude. charles. >> hmm. now, if hillary clinton is right and a deal is ju
point. that's not a big deal. a lot of that is tied to greece and not what's happening in washington, is it not? >> reporter: let's put this into perspective. broadly speaking you could say the following. if there is no deal on this debt problem by that deadline in early august, if there is no deal you will probably see the stock market retreat big time. if surprise surprise there is a deal, and the debt ceiling is raids and we borrow some more money and we don't default, you can expect stocks to go straight up. that's the situation we are in. what i'm saying is you are going to see an awful lot of up and down with your money hour by hour. that's the way this week is going to be. bill: stuart varney. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is saying she is sure a debt deal with be reached. >> i'm confident congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling. and work with president obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long-term fiscal outlook. bill: no coincidence she made those comments in hong kong. can both side make a deal? senator ron johnson, a ne
mean they've got to pass something big and get it implemented quickly if we're not going to blow past that anyway. >> they really do. you heard secretary geithner yesterday saying that essentially we're running out of runway now and this is something that everyone has been dealing with for many, many months. what speaker boehner, according to one republican source, told gop lawmakers yesterday, is that they have to vote on some kind of a plan by wednesday and they have to post it on-line by today. so, you know, these are pretty tight deadlines that they're up against right now and last check, you know, they're still not close on a deal yet. nonetheless they have to get something done as he pointed out by wednesday to meet that august 2nd deadline. >> they don't have to be tight deadlines. >> never has to be tight deadlines. >> this is a crisis made in washington. >> as mark preston told me about half an hour ago, on the phone, he said guys, it's washington. that's -- >> this is how it always works. >> we'll be with you, talking many times. i have to tell you, grover norquist, the pres
of the midwest. >>> those power companies are asking people to conserve where they can. >> gregg: big question when can folks expect relief from this sticky heat. meteorologist maria molina in the extreme weather center? >> depending on where you live. in you live in the upper midwest or northeast you are expected to get relief. parts in the southern plains, oh man, texas and dallas, texas and triple-digits for days to come. parts in the southeast are not expecting any relief. northern parts, a cold front is going through the region but 95 in new york city. and it feels like 101 in new york. 106 is dallas, texas. so those dangerous levels of heat and humidity. there are a number of affected heat warnings out for those areas shaded in red also across portions of the midwest. that is where we could see heat index values up to 120 degrees. take a look at them from yesterday. 124 in wilmington, delaware and many other areas are looking at extremely high heat index values. throughout the great lakes it is going to produce some severe weather. as we head into tomorrow, it will look better but still
as the big three, and command a 93% share of the market. they look at the books of businesses and countries and judge how able they are to pay back financial observations. in a complex internet -- international economy, this information is vital to investors. when the bretton woods system of monetary management fell apart in the 1970's, the role of ratings agencies became even more important. the u.s. government gave them the task of assuring financial reliability. the european union has also require banks to increase capital in line with risk exposure. that risk is measured by the ratings agencies. >> the influence of ratings agencies lies on the one hand in the way their evaluation system has been incorporated into legislation. on the other hand, many business contracts are tied to the marks of the ratings agencies. that means certain private investors will only invest if there is a certain rating. >> one such example is the insurance giant allianz, which relies on ratings agencies to invest huge amounts of capital. but that system historically failed on a massive scale and when the agenc
to be rescued. >> i was sleeping and heard a big sound. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large trade explosion sound, so i walked outside. -- like a large trade explosion. -- train explosion. >> they are calling it the worst rain in a century. hundreds of thousands -- hundreds of houses flooded. rhodes often impossible to accept with the health of rescue teams -- roads often impossible to pass except with the help of rescue teams. lucy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested that claims since 2004. our correspondent reports. >> not until 10 seconds and could anybody in look. so intense was the man made sun that people miles away with their back turns and hands over their eyes are aware of its fantastic brilliance. >> basically, we had no protection, no warning.
beginning to deal with all the grief here. incredible this country is not that big, only 5 million people, so such a massive attack has really taken its toll. as someone was telling me this morning, everybody knows somebody, that knows somebody or is related to them. the kids in the camp were womaning from all over the country. finally, jenna, it's very sad in so much of these parts the judge saying after tharbg the hearing waafter that, the hearing was closed and but he came out and talked a little bit about it. he said he was not interested in the number of people he had to kill, he just wanted to make a statement. he certainly did that. jenna: certainly indeed and sad as you say, greg. more developments as we get them from norway, greg burke, thank you. jon: we still have debt deadlock on capitol hill with the default deadline just eight days away now. congressional leaders are still struggling to hammer out some kind of a deal, one that would raise the limit on our nation's credit card while cutting trillions of dollars in spending. house speaker john boehner may unveil his own bill t
. saved a bunch. that's a reason to switch. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> jury selection has started in the trial of polygamist leader warren jeffs, charged with sexual assaulted on a child and bigamy. police arrested jeffs after raid on the ranch run by his church in 2008. the fundamentalist chur of jesus christ of latter day saint saints is a breakaway sect of the mormon church. gary tuchman is here to talk about this. these are the most serious charges in terms of this trial he has ever faced. >> the most tearious charges, the viewers heard about warren jeffs a long time, on the fbi ten most wanted list, he was convicted in utah of a less serious charge but overturned because of faulty jury instructions. arizona dropped their charges because arizona convicted him no longer valid, now, very serious charges two charges of sexual assault against two girls 12 and 13 years old, jeffs accused of having relationships and a baby with the 13-year-old. very serious. what
party members that want huge cuts in spending and no hike in the debt ceiling. here is where the big numbers come in. the republican speaker has staked his leadership on the plan to let the treasury borrow $900 billion right away, while cutting $915 billion in future spending. contrast that with the senate plan from majority leader reid which would hike the debt by $2.7 trillion by cutting spending by $2.2 trillion. it's not clear when the senate will vote on anything, actually. and that brings me to cnn correspondent, kate bolduan. >> reporter: sounds like they are cautionly optimistic. i am told speaker boehner said they do not have the votes yet but will pass that pill, and some news, on the senate side, the senate majority leader harry reid took to the floor and said this evening, tonight, the senate will move to act on the boehner bill. this assumes that boehner secures the votes and does pass in the house, but this is significant, because all along we have been hearing that there was a sense that the senate was waiting to act to see what happens with the boehner bill, and harry
of the wounds were really, really, really big. some of them had, you know, they had been running for their lives. they had their bones broken. some of them, you know, they were full of blood and dirt. >> reporter: this was the youth camp last year. norway's prime minister visiting. he was due at the camp tomorrow to give a speech. this was the youth camp just yesterday. these young people, the targets of an attack that has come out of the blue on a sunny summer's day, a day of horror, so far unexplained. >> woodruff: president obama extended his condolences to norwegians today, and offered american assistance with the investigation. for more on all this, we're joined by ahnders tvegard of norwegian public broadcasting. we thank you both. and i'm going to go to you first, in oslo. what is the latest that's known on the casualties, dead and injured? >> yeah, what they are telling about what happened out on the island, they have so far said that there are ten casualties at the island but they are not ruling out that there can be some more people that are being killed out there. they are even found
there will be a resolution if they stretch it out, and there is a big treasury action scheduled for august 4th, and if that were not to be sold or if the interest rates on it would have to go appreciably higher that could trigger a sell-off and another problem as well, but whether it is august 2nd, 3rd, 4th, there is a resolution of this, because the al terntives are just really too dire to conceive. >> thank you, andrea mitchell, for joining us. >>> and the man of evil, and did he really act alone? while energy developement comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing decades of cleaner burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self contained well systems and using state of the art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment we are america's natural gas. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen mo
it is to investigate them. >> the police are trained to handle this, but this is so big and it was so many youngsters that was killed, so i think it's very difficult that they are taking care of each other, they are talking, debriefing every night, and we'll manage. >> despite admitting the attacks, anders breivik is expected to deny criminal responsibility when he appears in court. the stunned nation will be listening closely to his every word. >> well, we're just going to bring some pictures that have come in to us from norway that were taken just a few minutes after the actual attack, the bomb blast that hit oslo, and these are -- these are live pictures we're bringing you. first of all, they came to us from norway of people scattered, it looks like, in remembrance in the country. well, let's speak now to the former prime minister of the country, now the secretary general of the council of europe. thanks very much indeed for joining us. first of all, your report on this attack, so many young people, innocent people killed in this way. >> yes, it's getting worse and worse for us to think about what
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